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May 7, 2024

South China Morning Post - May 7, 2024

Indonesia (DPA) – Nyoman Warta laboriously carries seawater in two simple containers to the beach of Kusamba, a coastal village located on the island of Bali, in Indonesia.

Channel News Asia - May 7, 2024

Kiki Siregar, Jakarta – Rice planting is set to be a new area of cooperation for Indonesia and China, promising better food security for the Southeast Asian state but also possibly tilt

May 1, 2024

Jakarta Globe - May 1, 2024

Mita Amalia Hapsari, Jakarta – The government is set to unveil two food warehouses with a capacity of approximately 100 tons each later this year, a senior official said on Tuesday.

April 30, 2024

Macao News - April 30, 2024

The Coffee Association of Timor-Leste (known by its Portuguese initials ACT) is calling for Timorese coffee, particularly a game-changing Robusta-Arabica hybrid, to be added to the UNES

April 16, 2024

Antara News - April 16, 2024

Jakarta – Agriculture Minister Andi Amran Sulaiman and the South Papua provincial government launched 500 thousand hectares of rice fields in the region to increase agricultural product

April 9, 2024

Fulcrum - April 9, 2024

Manggi Habir and Siwage Dharma Negara – In Indonesia, rice scarcity and sharp food price hikes before Ramadan are a regular occurrence.

April 1, 2024

Reuters - April 1, 2024

Jakarta – It was still pitch-black outside when Sutinah made her way to a local police station early one morning last month, hoping to avoid queues and take advantage of a government sc

March 26, 2024

Jakarta Post - March 26, 2024

Divya Karyza, Jakarta – The emergence of a food-versus-fuel dilemma in Indonesia has added to concern that a push for palm oil-based biodiesel will drive deforestation.

March 25, 2024

Reuters - March 25, 2024

Bernadette Christina, Jakarta – Indonesia's palm oil product exports slipped in January and February, raising concerns less of the edible oil will be available domestically because of t

March 20, 2024

Tempo - March 20, 2024

Riri Rahayu (Antara), Jakarta – The government will bring in 145,000 tons of beef and extend the increase in the highest retail price (HET) for premium rice from Rp13,900 per kg to Rp14

March 18, 2024

Tempo - March 18, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – Chairperson of the House Budget Committee Said Abdullah has urged the government to ensure that its social assistance programs can reduce people's economic pressure as

Jakarta Globe - March 18, 2024

Mita Amalia Hapsari, Jakarta – Arief Prasetyo Adi, the Head of the National Food Agency (Bapanas), defended his decision to raise the maximum retail price (HET) of premium rice to ensur

March 17, 2024

Jakarta Globe - March 17, 2024

Jakarta – Ports across Java and Sumatra have been bustling with activity as cargo ships arrive carrying bags of milled rice from neighboring countries since the beginning of this month.

March 14, 2024

Jakarta Post - March 14, 2024

Jakarta – The Defense Ministry, along with the Agriculture Ministry, harvested corn in a food estate area in Tewai Baru village, Sepang district, Central Kalimantan, on Monday.

Jakarta Post - March 14, 2024

Jakarta – The Trade Ministry has addressed concerns over rising beef prices and import delays, assuring that shipments are on track to arrive in time for the upcoming Idul Fitri celebra

March 13, 2024

Jakarta Post - March 13, 2024

Ruth Dea Juwita, Jakarta – Indonesians have entered Ramadan with soaring food prices amid increased demand, and economists are predicting further hikes over the next two months, but the

Jakarta Globe - March 13, 2024

Monique Handa Shafira, Jakarta – Agriculture Minister Amran Sulaiman said on Wednesday that the persistent increase in rice prices has been driven by a shortage of subsidized fertilizer

Tempo - March 13, 2024

Antara, Samarinda – The National Armed Force (TNI) is assisting the Kutai Kartanegara (Kukar) district government in efforts to develop the district as the food barn of the new capital

March 8, 2024

Straits Times - March 8, 2024

Linda Yulisman, Jakarta – Across the nation, Indonesians are queueing for rice, sugar and other staples to try and beat rising prices ahead of Ramadan, which is expected to begin on Mar

March 7, 2024

Tempo - March 7, 2024

Novali Panji Nugroho, Jakarta – Presidential candidate number two Prabowo Subianto believed that in less than five years Indonesia will be able to become an exporter and gain food indep

March 5, 2024

Lusa - March 5, 2024

Around 360,000 people in Timor-Leste, a country with a population of 1.3 million, face critical levels of food insecurity, according to a report assessing the food situation in the coun

Jakarta Globe - March 5, 2024

Arnoldus Kristianus, Jakarta – The Finance Ministry is currently formulating a contingency fund dedicated to the National Food Agency (Bapanas) to ensure the distribution of food in mar

Jakarta Post - March 5, 2024

Jakarta – The price of rice has started to decline in various parts of the country after government efforts in past weeks to focus on distributing the staple food to markets.

March 4, 2024

Jakarta Post - March 4, 2024

Jakarta – Presumptive president-elect Prabowo Subianto has predicted that Indonesia will be able to achieve food self-sufficiency through the food estate program in the next two to thre

Tempo - March 4, 2024

Antara, Aisyah Amira, Jakarta – The Head of the National Food Agency (Bapanas) Arief Prasetyo Adi spoke up about the spike in food prices a week before Ramadan.

March 2, 2024

Jakarta Globe - March 2, 2024

Elan Suherlan, Subang – A shipment of 66,000 tons of imported rice from Vietnam arrived at Patimban Port, Subang, West Java, on Friday.

March 1, 2024

Jakarta Globe - March 1, 2024

Arnoldus Kristianus, Jakarta – As Indonesians prepare to welcome the fasting month of Ramadan in March, rice prices reached an all-time high in February 2024, according to the Central S

February 29, 2024

Jakarta Globe - February 29, 2024

Alfida Rizky Febrianna, Jakarta – The Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) is currently investigating the recent surge in rice prices and the scarcity of rice stocks in tr

February 28, 2024

Jakarta Post - February 28, 2024

Ruth Dea Juwita, Jakarta – The government had increased this year's rice import quota by 1.6 million tonnes to bolster the nation's reserves, the National Food Agency (Bapanas) announce

February 26, 2024

Jakarta Globe - February 26, 2024

Bella Evanglista, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has decided to double the subsidized fertilizer allocation, raising it from 4.7 million tons to 9.55 million tons.

Jakarta Post - February 26, 2024

Divya Karyza, Jakarta – Delayed harvests and dwindling supply have sent premium rice prices skyrocketing to a record high, the Indonesia Market Traders Association (IKAPPI) has said.

February 23, 2024

Jakarta Globe - February 23, 2024

Herman, Jakarta – The Indonesian Traditional Market Traders Association (Ikappi) is raising concerns over the rising price of rice, as traders encounter challenges in acquiring premium

February 22, 2024

Jakarta Globe - February 22, 2024

Alfida Rizky Febrianna, Jakarta – Bank Indonesia (BI) is on alert to anticipate the rise in rice prices from early 2024 leading up to Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr, which falls between March

February 21, 2024

Jakarta Post - February 21, 2024

Tenggara Strategics, Jakarta – As President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's ramped up the rice social assistance program for 22 million poor households in January ahead of the general election,

February 20, 2024

Jakarta Post - February 20, 2024

Ruth Dea Juwita, Manila – The National Food Agency (Bapanas) is planning to import 2 million tonnes of rice from Thailand to combat shortages and skyrocketing prices across the country,

February 13, 2024

Jakarta Post - February 13, 2024

Aditya Hadi, Jakarta – The Association of Indonesian Retailers (Aprindo) has reported a scarcity of premium-quality rice across the country amid a spike in demand and a delayed harvest

February 6, 2024

Tempo - February 6, 2024

Annisa Febiola, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said that the government has raised the fertilizer subsidy budget by Rp14 trillion.

February 5, 2024

The Conversation - February 5, 2024

Zannie Langford – Indonesia, the world's second-largest seaweed producer, plans to introduce a nationwide export ban on seaweed, following a ban at a provincial level in 2022.

January 30, 2024

Jakarta Post - January 30, 2024

Yohana Belinda, Jakarta – The increased distribution of subsidized fertilizer has done little to improve agricultural production in the country, industry players and experts say, noting

January 27, 2024

Tempo - January 27, 2024

Irsyan Hasyim (Contributor), Jakarta – The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) denied the Ministry of Agriculture's claim that the food estate project in Central Kalimantan, ni

January 25, 2024

Mongabay - January 25, 2024

Jaya Barends, Buru Island, Indonesia – At the beginning of November last year, Tamami's rice field lay vacant except for a herd of cattle grazing on the land.

January 24, 2024

Jakarta Post - January 24, 2024

Yohana Belinda, Jakarta – Indonesia needs to increase its sugar production by almost 300 percent from the current amount by 2030 if the country wants to achieve self-sufficiency, includ

Jakarta Post Editorial - January 24, 2024

Jakarta – Food and energy, two resources crucial to our national stability, were rightly included on the list of topics for the second vice presidential debate on Sunday.

January 22, 2024

Jakarta Globe - January 22, 2024

Mita Amalia Hapsari, Jakarta – Presidential Staff Office Coordinator Ari Dwipayana has refuted statements made by vice-presidential candidates Mohammad Mahfud MD and Muhaimin Iskandar,

January 20, 2024

Jakarta Globe - January 20, 2024

Monique Handa Shafira, Garut, West Java – The Indonesian government plans to import another 3 million tons of rice this year, the same amount it bought from international markets last y

January 19, 2024

Tempo - January 19, 2024

Adinda Jasmine Prasetyo, Jakarta – The Indonesian Farmers Union (SPI) accused the government of failing to pursue food sovereignty as rice imports continue to rise every year.

January 17, 2024

Tabloid Jubi - January 17, 2024

Jayapura, Jubi – Jean Hendrik Rollo, the Head of the Food Security and Agriculture Department in Jayapura City, expressed the need to promote modern agriculture to increase interest, pa

Jakarta Post - January 17, 2024

Tenggara Strategics, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has decided to raise the portion of its state budget for fertilizer subsidy, one of the Joko "Jokowi" Widodo administration's la

January 15, 2024

Jakarta Globe - January 15, 2024

Arnoldus Kristianus, Jakarta – Indonesia witnessed a dramatic surge in rice imports, reaching 3.06 million tons in 2023.

January 12, 2024

Tempo - January 12, 2024

Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – State Logistics Agency (Bulog) president director Bayu Krisnamurthi said that the government agreed to assign them with importing 2 million tons of rice th